Hilton Head Island
Serving the Children of the World

It’s time to register for the 31st  annual Kiwanis Chili Cook-Off scheduled for Saturday October 10th  at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Our event continues to grow and is becoming an island institution ! We’re expecting 1000+ attendees again this year and look forward to you joining us as a contestant.

The format remains pretty much the same as in previous years - BUT the times have changed slightly. Hours of the event will now be 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

  • There is no registration fee, we just ask that you submit a registration form so that we can plan for your space
  • The Kiwanis Club will provide 6 free coupons for beer, wine  and soft drinks  to each entrant for use by their staff.
  • The popularity of this event is straining our ability to provide tents for all entrants. Please let us know on your registration if you can bring your own tent. We will provide tents for anyone who needs one.

Entrants will need to provide their own heat source as none will be provided. Care must be taken to ensure food stays hot. Also, entrants will not provide any items for sale or distribution to the public.

Entrants should also be aware that the County and State Health departments require each booth to have a hand washing station, and a fire extinguisher if open flame is used to heat food..


  • Set up after 9 am Saturday Oct 10th.
  • 11:30 am : Chili submitted for Judging
  • 11:30 am :  gates open to general public

Registration Options

You can register in one of two ways this year:

  1. Complete  the attached registration and return via fax or email to Jim Gant in order to reserve a place.    Fax number 785-7606, email jim@gantfamily.com
  2. Complete and mail via US Postal Service to : Jim Gant                    

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